Life Goals, Startups

I Am Not My Company

Contrary to everything that I have posted before, I think that is the big realization that I want to take with me into 2015.  It’s impossible to take everything personally because if you do you’d be a stressball nervous wreck (oh wait, been there done that). I realized that today as another investor (who I actually like and respect) said oh wait, it’s good you don’t need our investment because we didn’t want to invest in you anyway.  6 months ago, I would have been devastated.  THEY THINK I SUCK OH GOD THE WORLD IS COMING TO AN END I SHOULD GIVE UP NOW.  And the truth of the matter is that at this point in my life, it really doesn’t matter what they think.  Even investors I respect.  Because I’ve been doing this longer than they have.  Running a startup in India I mean.  That’s one opinion based on maybe less than 6 data points.  I have 3 years of data points.  I know we are on the right track.  Because guess what, I know what wrong is and more importantly, what wrong FEELS like.  And deep down, I know we are going to be big.  I don’t need to make a big show of it.  And at this point, it really doesn’t matter who believes me or doesn’t.  I just need to keep on doing what I’ve been doing and…get it done.

I think last year someone asked me what success feels like and how you know you are successful.  And somewhere in the middle of last year, I realized how I would answer that question.  Personal learning and self confidence.  Success feels like having so much faith in your own abilities, your own habits that you’ve created, but most importantly, your ability to learn and adapt to change, that nothing the world throws at you would phase you.  And I think that’s what 2014 really solidified for me.

2015 is going to be an amazing year.

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